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Holiday Velvet’s travel writing competition, which as been running since 2010, comes to a close on September 9th. The apartment rental agency would like to encourage more entries between now and then.

"Summer is the perfect time to enter writing competitions,” says Suzanne Wales, Holiday Velvet’s content editor. “In a relaxed state you are generally more creative, and hopefully your holiday location should inspire you!”

Holiday Velvet started their travel writing competition after the success of their travel photography competition in 2009. Both have been promoted through social media such as Twitter and Facebook as well as their own website. (The best stories so far have been published on Holiday Velvet’s extensive ‘travel guide’ pages.) “When people see their entries published with us, I think it encourages more to enter,” adds Suzanne.

Participants in the Travel Writing Competition are asked to submit a 600 word essay on Holiday Velvet’s key locations: Rome, Paris, New York, London, Berlin, Venice, Florence, Brussels, Provence, Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, Miami, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Phuket, Ko Samui, Prague and Cape Town.

The first prize is a weekend’s accommodation for two in Barcelona, plus a dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants and a tour, both supplied by Holiday Velvet’s local affiliates.

The winning entry will be judged by Suzanne Wales, a widely published travel writer and content editor for Holiday Velvet and Vanessa de Souza Lage, co-director of Holiday Velvet.

“Getting published in traditional media these days is tough for new writers,” adds de Souza Lage. “Blogs and other on-line publishing opportunities such as our competition are a great opportunity to gain exposure.”

Holiday Velvet’s travel writing competition runs until September 9th. For more information about this press release contact suzanne@holiday-velvet.com, tel: +44 (0)208 123 5035

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